Historic City Point located in Hopewell, Virginia is my home. I returned in December 2013 after being away for more than 20 years. My passion for fitness started at James Madison University and continued while I lived in the Midwest and on the west coast.

As a runner of 14 years and fitness instructor of 8 years, I’m bringing my passion for fitness back to my community in several ways. Here’s one!

The Historic City Point 3 mile walks were held each Saturday from May 3rd to July 26th, 2014. The group met at 9:50 a.m. on Saturdays in the Appomattox Regional Library / Beacon Theatre gravel parking lot located in Downtown Hopewell, Virginia. The walks began sharply at 10 a.m. The group walked one and a half miles starting east on Appomattox Street, north on Cedar Lane, east on Pecan Lane, south on Water Street, and back. Faithea ensured that each walker completed his or her walk every week. They stayed hydrated with provided bottled water, had a shaded path along Appomattox Street, and enjoyed the cool breeze from the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers.

The Historic City Point 3 mile walks were hosted by faithea.com. The walks were promoted by hanging flyers around town, leveraging social media, emailing city employees with help from the Hopewell Community Center, and mailing flyers to churches.

I started my running career in 2000 as part of a run / walk marathon training group. We ran for 3 minutes and walked for 2 minutes. From that experience, I learned that anyone can become a runner and one may start as a walker.

Overall, 22 walkers logged over 150 miles and 300,000 steps. The walkers included: Annette Barno, Carolyn Brown, Lorri Brown, Lisa Butler, Carol Carr, Lucila Espinosa, Carrie Flowers, Dayna Flowers, Faithea Flowers, Kaamillyah Flowers, Nancy Flowers, Rita Flowers**, Vivian Flowers, Kerwin Foster, Miles Jordan, Randy Jordan, Ola Rice, Iris Walker, Elmer Walton, Tamara Walton*, and Mary M. Wilson.

*Exemplary
**Group Leader Back Up

Thank you to the Tri-Cities Community for supporting the mission of faithea.com – to keep individuals motivated and educated in the areas of physical and financial fitness through online, in person, and community engagement!

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